Denmark (May 12, 2015)—X-Factor Denmark has been using Wisycom MTH400 wireless handheld transmitters, MTP40 belt-pack transmitters and MRK960 receivers this season, much as it has for the previous two.
Anders Bech Lassen, Audio Engineer for X-Factor Denmark and founder of Bech Lassen Lyd,, brought the wireless transmission equipment to the X-Factor Denmark production. “We knew we had to use Wisycom for X-Factor because of the clear audio and wide frequency range their wireless systems offers,” says Bech Lassen. “We just set the Wisycom transmitters on the judges’ table and we never have to worry about the talent stepping out of range when they move around the studio.”
With 70 RF channels in-use on the X-Factor set for both in-ear and wireless microphones, Bech Lassen is tasked with the job for the six elimination episodes and the finale which is shot on location in Herning.
Lassen finds Wisycom’s Push-to-Talk (PTT) feature an asset for a talent type show like X-Factor. Wisycom’s “Push-to-Talk” technology allows the presenter or performer to press a button, causing the remote switching of the receiver’s output-line from the “main line” to the additional “intercom line,” to be able to talk “off-air” directly with the producer team if issues/questions do arise. “Before we had Wisycom, our microphones were open all the time in the ears of the producers, which can cause listening fatigue and be distracting,” says Bech Lassen. “But now with the PTT, it’s just on when the talent wants it to be on. You can have this capability on any microphone using any Wisycom handheld product and don’t have to set up any additional frequencies.”
The show uses the Wisycom handheld transmitters along with Schoeps mics for hosts, such as Eva Harlou, and DPA’s d:facto™ vocal microphones for the performers. The belt-packs are used for all in-the-ear systems.